Create ringtones iPhone personalized: easy tutorial

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Last updated: June 2, 2024

Want to give a personal touch to your iPhone and stand out from standard ringtones? This comprehensive tutorial will guide you step-by-step through creating and setting custom ringtones for your iPhone.

Whether you want to use your favorite music, an audio sample or even record your own voice, you'll discover all the steps necessary to personalize your iPhone as you wish.

Create ringtones via iTunes


The first thing will therefore be to use iTunes to import your ringtones directly to your cellphone. For this, the first step is to recover the music you want to turn into a ringtone.

To do this, go through one of your pieces of music that you have purchased or through other solutions that we will not detail for you, because they are simply not legal and we therefore do not encourage them.

Once these songs are on your computer, what you will have to do is simply import them into iTunes.
To do this, follow these steps:

  • First, launch the iTunes program and go to files.
  • Then in Add a file to the library.
  • Find your audio file and confirm.
  • Once that's done, go without the section Parts, right-click the sound and select Information about the piece.
  • Once you are there, go to the game Options and you'll have the ability to start and leave the sound whenever you want.
  • Select the passage that suits you, keeping in mind what it should do less than 30 seconds to be considered a ringtone.
  • Once done, commit the changes.
  • Then go to the tab File and click on convert which will Create an AAC version of the snippet you just created.
  • Then save this file on your PC and you can delete it from your iTunes library.

Put your song in the right format

The problem with this AAC file is that it is not in the right format to be able to put it directly on your iPhone and be recognized as a ringtone. We will therefore have to make a change at this level.

There is nothing very complicated about this. In fact, go to your favorite browser and simply type AAC to M4R. There, open the first converter offered to you.
Just drag your file and wait for the converter to do its job.

That's it, you now have your ringtone in the right format and all you have to do is add it to iTunes. Once that's done, plug in your iPhone and synchronize it.

The easy solution, buy it on the store

Know that if you do not want to bother, there is also a solution that could be described as easy. Indeed, it is possible to directly download ringtones from your iPhone.

To do this, you will simply have to go to the iTunes Store. Be careful, not all music can be used as a ringtone, because it exceeds the famous thirty seconds.

You will then have to click on “Other” at the bottom right of the screen and go to the ringtone category.

There, you will have a wide choice for prices which will generally be around one euro per ringtone. Pay, download it and you will have a ringtone.

Customize your ringtones by contact

Now that you have used one of the two techniques to have ringtones, let's see how to go about customizing the ringtones for your different contacts, whether for calls or SMS.

For this, you will simply have to go to your contacts and click on the file of the person whose ringtones you want to change. Once you are there, click on “ Edit At the top right of the screen.
You will then be able to scroll until you arrive at the moment where you are asked what you want to set as a personalized ringtone, whether for calls or for SMS.